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Enhance Your 3D Print Program

As 3D printing is evolving it is pretty much mainstream coursework in institutions of higher learning. The departments of engineering, architecture, fine arts, and medical have incorporated 3D printing as part of their curriculum at many universities, with some offering programs entirely focused on additive manufacturing and related industries.

With the emergence of 3D design and printing, students are finding it easier to prototype and iterate quickly. Anyone can now design something and produce in 3D without needing access to a machine shop or knowing how to operate specialized software or equipment. The manufacturing and design worlds are seeing a new class of designers and engineers with the knowledge and potential to create models more quickly and to produce finished projects using new and better materials.

One of the biggest challenges facing schools is how to teach the critical skill of documentation. In addition, teaching how one can manage the assets and changes to those assets as the project evolves is essential.

For example how can you:

  • track the changes on a project,
  • capture the notes of other team members if it is a group project,
  • manage the iterations on a design,
  • track and propagate assets to other projects?

When you have the ability to capture evolving intellectual property (either from an individual or a team) it can be leveraged to benefit future student knowledge, used for school placement and recognition, and promote professional development.

Augmented Reality (AR) is also playing a role in the 3D design field. Now with the use of AR, student(s) can visualize and iterate faster on a project contributing to fewer test prints and wasted materials. Using AR as part of the 3D program can save time, money, and the environment allowing a program to service more users with fewer printers.

To find out how makeSEA for Education captures intellectual property, promotes documentation for individual or team projects and incorporates AR (with Magic Leap technology), Contact Us to request a free no-obligation trial or demonstration.

 

Embrace Change

Change can sometimes be difficult and a little intimidating but the use of augmented reality as part of your marketing, sales and even training efforts is rapidly becoming main stream.

One of the most confusing concepts to grasp is the difference between virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). With virtual reality, you wear a headset that covers your eyes and allows you to enter and interact within a completely synthetic world.

With augmented reality, you also wear a headset, but you see through the glasses where 3D digital content is superimposed onto the real world. You interact both with the 3D digital content and with the real environment – creating a true mixed reality environment and an immersive experience.

AR is now being used in every industry from architecture and construction to trade show booth design and enhanced retail shopping experiences. Use cases are endless and adaptable. Everything from training manuals to a presentation of a building infrastructure to the introduction of a new piece of equipment at your trade show booth can be accomplished with the use of augmented reality.

Imagine, as a construction or architect design firm that you have the ability to present a design or construction change as clients walk through layouts, pick their finishes and request changes. Collaborate in real-time (both locally and remotely). You can design smarter, more efficiently and control costs while you keep everyone on the same page.

We have the ability to hybrid render and visualize large, complex, 3D models. Sound interesting? Contact us to find out how makeSEA and the Magic Leap technology can work for your business.

This is why we share our designs!

We recently heard from Manes Cabanas, Associate Professor at the Universidad de Oviedo in Spain. He has used the makeSEA brushless motor as a teaching tool for his students in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. He is using the project as a way to teach the theory of design and control of this type of motor.

For our Spanish speaking members he has created some interesting videos of the Project Overview, Winding the Stator, and using and printing with ProtoPasta ferromagnetic filament.

Check out the videos:

 

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makeSEA Proudly Sponsors Construct3D 2018 Conference at Georgia Tech

We are thrilled to be proud sponsors at the 2018 Construct3D conference for 3D Printing in Education at GATech in Atlanta this coming weekend! Come visit and see me, Chris Stavros, Chief Maker at makeSEA, present along with Chip Bobbert from Duke University and learn how makeSEA is helping schools document the future - come play and learn with us! I would love to meet you in person . . .

Check Out the makeSEA Mash Market® for a collection of useful designs related to this Wiki article.

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